What YEAR is this?

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    What YEAR is this?

    I was planning to wait at least a week to post another one of my brain teasers (ha ha) -- but I had a brainstorm of an idea and it's slow here today, so here it is:

    The songs below made the top 40 chart.  The number of the hit, and the month it appeared on the chart are in brackets.

    Not giving the decade.  No hints.  The songs are the clues. 

    What specific year were these songs in the TOP 40?

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    Al B. Sure! - Nite And Day (#7, July)
    Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (#1, April)
    Bruce Hornsby & The Range - The Valley Road (#5, July)
    Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That (#2, Aug)
    Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes (#4, Feb)
    Gloria Estefan And The Miami Sound Machine - Anything For You (#1, May)
    Hall & Oates - Everything Your Heart Desires (#3, June)
    Huey Lewis & The News - Perfect World (#3, Sept)
    Icehouse - Electric Blue (#7, May)
    Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams (#2, May)
    Keith Sweat - I Want Her (#5, April)
    Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning (#17, July)
    Natalie Cole - Pink Cadillac (#5, May)
    Peter Cetera - One Good Woman (#4, Oct)
    Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love (#1, Oct)
    Steve Winwood - Roll With It (#1, July)
    Terence Trent D'Arby - Wishing Well (#1, May)
    Tiffany - Could've Been (#1, Feb)
    Van Halen - When It's Love (#5, Sept)

     
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    Re: What YEAR is this?

    1988?
     
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    Re: What YEAR is this?

    89?
     
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    Re: What YEAR is this?

    1987
     
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    Re: What YEAR is this?

    1987

    Same year as one of the best 80s movies (Some Kind Of Wonderful) with one of the best movie tracks (Flesh For Lulu - I Go Crazy)...


    ...a good year for this matty.  :))

     
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    Re: What YEAR is this?

    i was 1. haha
     
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    [QUOTE]1988?
    Posted by kargiver[/QUOTE]

    1988 it is!

    Right on, Kar.   Nice job.  (sorry I didn't get back here sooner)

    This was the  year each of these songs hit the Top 40, even though many of them were hits before or after 1988 -- so close with 1989 and 1987. 

     
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    Re: What YEAR is this?

    Really???  I wish I could say I figured out the clues in the songs, but honestly, I just guessed based on my memory of who was most popular on the radio the years I was in HS.  I was a sophomore in 1988. :)
     

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